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QF SFO - SYD On Jan 14th Will Be A 380  
User currently offlineJoemac547 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 118 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9603 times:
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QANTAS press release says that the Jan 14th rotation of SYD-SFO-SYD will be operated by a 380. I guess they are trying to get some press and 'one up' SQ before they finally decide to bring theirs to SFO.

Lucky people who happen to have booked that flight!

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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 9465 times:



Quoting Joemac547 (Thread starter):
QANTAS press release says that the Jan 14th rotation of SYD-SFO-SYD will be operated by a 380. I guess they are trying to get some press and 'one up' SQ before they finally decide to bring theirs to SFO.

I guess the local media will pick it up, first A380 service to SFO. Gives QF some free advertisement. SQ somewhat neglects SFO, they had plans to do SIN-HKG-SFO with their A380s No. 5 & 6, but they preferred to send them to LHR instead.


User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9133 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
SQ somewhat neglects SFO, they had plans to do SIN-HKG-SFO with their A380s No. 5 & 6, but they preferred to send them to LHR instead.

Don't think SQ neglects SFO intentionally, but SQ found that it would give better return to use the planes on the LHR route than to SFO.  Smile

Has QF stated when they intend to send A380s to SFO permanently?



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User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9034 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):

I guess the local media will pick it up, first A380 service to SFO. Gives QF some free advertisement. SQ somewhat neglects SFO, they had plans to do SIN-HKG-SFO with their A380s No. 5 & 6, but they preferred to send them to LHR instead.

Market conditions probably dictated that it wasn't cost effective to deploy the WhaleJet on SQ2/1 (Which is true - recession in the US of A). SQ2/1 will be downgauged from a 744 to a 77W wef 12 Jan 2009.


User currently offlineQFFlyer From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8857 times:



Quoting Joemac547 (Thread starter):
Lucky people who happen to have booked that flight!

Yes me, booked specifically because I knew QF 73 this day would be the A 380  Smile

Cheers


User currently offlinePlanetime From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8830 times:



Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 3):
Market conditions probably dictated that it wasn't cost effective to deploy the WhaleJet on SQ2/1 (Which is true - recession in the US of A). SQ2/1 will be downgauged from a 744 to a 77W wef 12 Jan 2009.


Well UK is in as bad condition as the US as far as the economy goes.


User currently offlineBjwonline From UK - England, joined Mar 2007, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8700 times:



Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 2):
Has QF stated when they intend to send A380s to SFO permanently?

I think that is a very long way off. QF haven't made any announcements on 380 destinations other than LA and London as yet but I think SFO will be quite a bit down the list as the demand has not even got QF up to 744 daily as yet.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8633 times:



Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 2):
Has QF stated when they intend to send A380s to SFO permanently?

Once QF have strong fleet of 20 A380's in the fleet...  Wink

Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 3):
SQ2/1 will be downgauged from a 744 to a 77W wef 12 Jan 2009.

Personally I wouldn't call it a downgrade once you take into account the B77W have the NEW and improved interior's... Big grin

EK413



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8592 times:



Quoting EK413 (Reply 7):
Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 3):
SQ2/1 will be downgauged from a 744 to a 77W wef 12 Jan 2009.

Personally I wouldn't call it a downgrade once you take into account the B77W have the NEW and improved interior's...  biggrin 

"Downguaged" would probably be the more applicable A.net term... yes 



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User currently offlineQFFlyer From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7492 times:

VH-OQC is scheduled to make these flights [QF 73/74]
Subject to last minute change of course


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8534 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7483 times:
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Quoting EK413 (Reply 7):
Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 3):
SQ2/1 will be downgauged from a 744 to a 77W wef 12 Jan 2009.

Personally I wouldn't call it a downgrade once you take into account the B77W have the NEW and improved interior's...

Totally agree!

The 77W product is much nice than the aged 744's.



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User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7372 times:



Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 3):
SQ2/1 will be downgauged from a 744 to a 77W wef 12 Jan 2009.

The service was already using a 77W back in October


User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7373 times:

I wonder if QF will use the A380 on the JNB run?

I think that is a good route for QF..



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5636 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7254 times:



Quoting EmiratesUK (Reply 12):
I wonder if QF will use the A380 on the JNB run?

After being operated for some 60 odd years SYD-JNB only achieved six times weekly status on 16 Dec 08, so I think A380 services is still a while away. In fact IMHO SYD-JNB may very well be QFs LAST B744ER services in around 2025 or so.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7057 times:



Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 11):

The service was already using a 77W back in October

No. It's a recent change.


User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6712 times:



Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 14):
No. It's a recent change.

Afraid not, unless it was a one off to due aircraft problems. The Singapore flight to SFO on October 9th was a 777-300


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6667 times:



Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 15):
Afraid not, unless it was a one off to due aircraft problems. The Singapore flight to SFO on October 9th was a 777-300

SQ15/16 SIN-ICN-SFO is operated by a 77W, while SQ1/2 SIN-HKG-SFO is operated by a 744. Which flight would you be referring to?



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User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6494 times:



Quoting Tsentsan (Reply 16):
Which flight would you be referring to?

That would be 15/16, apologies


User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6136 times:

Looks like QF73 it just departed Sydney with an A388 - at 16:18 local time, slighly delayed.

User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6074 times:

I am going to try to kick the tires tomorrow when it arrives  Wink


John@SFO
User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6027 times:



Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 18):
Looks like QF73 it just departed Sydney with an A388 - at 16:18 local time, slighly delayed.

Flew right over my house (near North Sydney). We get all the SYD-LAX/SFO flights flying over here when taking off to the north. First time I've seen it fly over my house. The 744s are extremely noisy, I couldn't believe how quiet the A380 was. Could barely hear it.


User currently offlineCaliforniaMate From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5982 times:

I'll be driving by after work to see it pull in!

User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5967 times:



Quoting MilesDependent (Reply 20):

How will you kick the tires?! Is there a special viewing for the public? I want to kick them!!!! Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5688 times:



Quoting Apollo13 (Reply 22):
How will you kick the tires?! Is there a special viewing for the public?

I happen to work at SFO and have access. My Office window is actually looking right down the flight line of the gates in the A-International Terminal.



John@SFO
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

Did the Big Beast arrive yet? I plan on driving up to SFO to take some photos.. yes 


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25 WingedMigrator : I saw it fly over Palo Alto, so yes, it has arrived.
26 Thebry : Anyone know what time it's supposed to depart SFO tonight?
27 Atomsareenough : It's definitely in. The plane remains ugly as ever, but boy is it impressive. They also have a live kangaroo in the terminal. [edited for grammar][Edi
28 744 : Are we allowed to see it?
29 Atomsareenough : The kangaroo? Last I saw they had it in the secure area, so unless you have a badge or a ticket to get through security in Boarding Area A, then you
30 Post contains links and images ReguPilot : Here it is... A friend twittered this like an hour ago...
31 Legacyins : It is parked over at A-9. Departure is about 2230 tonight.
32 Thebry : Just drove by for a look... drove really slowly on NB 101 then up and over the International Terminal bridge. What a pig! atomsarenough said it best -
33 28L28L : Was the A380 that landed at SFO today in fact VH-OQC?
34 StealthZ : Yes it was. Cheers
35 Jacobin777 : I took some photos while driving up the bridge... I'll try to post them up soon. Both BA's B744 and VS' B744 took off from 1R today..
36 Legacyins : Same with EI. They actually save fuel by departing from the 1s instead of the 28s. I have a few snaps from my cell phone at the gate but I am ignoran
37 Apollo13 : Darn!! I missed 744 departures off the 1's. Must be loud!! I always see EI use the 1's for departure. Is it becoming more common for both BA and VS to
38 PlanesNTrains : Thanks for sharing the pic, but ... ouch... she is one definite wallflower. Eek! -Dave
39 DocLightning : DAMMIT! I missed it!
40 Atomsareenough : In the summer, they're more likely to use the 28s than they are in the winter, likely because I believe the wind is more westerly in the summer, but
41 Italman1285 : do the 7474's take off from the 1R only when weight permits it to? Or can they take off from there anytime
42 Atomsareenough : Well, according to Boeing, takeoff run for a 747-400 at MTOW at sea level on a standard day with no wind is over 10,500 feet, and runway 1R is only 8
43 Post contains images Jacobin777 :   . I'll be posting some of my photos soon.    Unfortunately they aren't of the best angle/views/quality however.. [Edited 2009-01-15 12:14:08]
44 Post contains images Jacobin777 : Not the best photo, but this is one of the better one I was able to take...
45 MarcoPoloWorld : Thanks, Jacobin. Nice sunlight angle there too.
46 B747forever : Nice pic. The VX aircraft next to the A380 shows how big the A380 really is.
47 Post contains images Jacobin777 : Thanks guys... I would have tried to take more photos from that angle but it was a bit too dangerous and it was getting a bit late. I had to do a "go
48 Post contains links Nickofatlanta : It's actually being flown to SFO in support of the G'Day USA tourism promotion which was recently expanded from LA and NYC to include SFO. http://www
49 Norcal773 : I landed a SFO at 1:00PM on this day, how I wish I knew the Beast was in town! Ooh boy, here comes another one of Jacobin777's inamous plug-in photos
50 LACA773 : Hey Jacob! It's been a long time. How are you? PM me when you can. Thanks for posting your photos Jacob! I apreciate it. And BTW, you do take some gr
51 Atomsareenough : As far as I know, none of the boarding bridges in the IT are broken. Three bridges were used for the A380 flight.
52 Airbazar : He didn't call it a downgrade That is what he typed isn't it?
53 Jacobin777 : Yah whatever, we know you wouldn't be doing too much anyway...especially taking photos.. Yah, at least I have photos....unlike someone I know.. Not o
54 Legacyins : You wer correct. The poster went back and editted the post. It did originally say downgraded.
55 Jacobin777 : Ha! I was right then.. Apropos, pm me if you need help on the photos...
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